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Strategy session: Hartford foundation focuses on community

November 12th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

What’s more important than community? Not much, according to the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford. The Foundation recently announced a new strategic plan, mission statement and vision statement that align the Foundation’s roles as philanthropic ... Read More


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Kosher hoops at UHa

November 12th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

The UHart Hawks are gearing up for the start of the college basketball season…as well as the team’s first ever “Kosher Night,” to be held at a women’s basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 10.  Organizations interested ... Read More


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Journey through Jewish Spain this spring

November 12th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford is planning a community-wide, two-week trip to Spain in May 2015. Stops will include Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Granada and Toledo, where participants will visit sites of historic Jewish interest, ... Read More


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KRISTALLNACHT

November 5th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

On Nov. 9-10, 1938, the Nazis unleashed a series of violent pogroms – state-sanctioned anti-Jewish riots – against the Jews in Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland. In the space of a few hours, rioters burned or ... Read More


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West Hartford synagogue honors congregants

November 5th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

WEST HARTFORD – Seven congregants of Beth El Temple were honored by the Conservative West Hartford synagogue at a series of events held in October. Howard Meyerowitz of Bloomfield and Bernie Selig of West Hartford received ... Read More


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Staying Israeli in the Diaspora

November 5th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

NORWALK – Recent studies show that secular Israelis living abroad find it difficult to pass on “Israeliness” to their children. A survey conducted this year by the Israeli American Council found a 17 percent intermarriage rate ... Read More


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Making Thanksgiving happy for families in need

November 5th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

For the second year running, West Hartford’s Crown Supermarket and Jewish Family Service (JFS) kosher food pantry have teamed up to sponsor their Thanksgiving Donation Bag program. Crown fills reusable shopping bags with all the side dishes ... Read More


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20th Anniversary of the Making of Schindler’s List

October 29th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

Shoah Foundation’s Dr. Stephen Smith to speak in Hartford In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the making of the Academy Award-winning film “Schindler’s List” and the subsequent establishment of the USC Shoah Foundation, filmmaker Steven ... Read More


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